Never Forget 2/6/07: The Day of the Astronaut Story
Lisa Nowak has cemented her status as the only astronaut we'll remember besides Buzz Aldrin and Laika. All Nowak had to do? Fall in love with another astronaut, then drive 900 miles to confront/kidnap her love's girlfriend. Wearing diapers.
At the time of her arrest, Nowak was carrying a black bag containing a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, a BB gun, 3 feet of rubber tubing and several garbage bags. A wig was found in a plastic bag in a nearby trash bin.
Police later searched her car at a nearby motel, discovering a love letter to Oefelein, latex gloves, e-mails between Oefelein and Shipman, and handwritten directions to Shipman's residence near Cape Canaveral, according to the Associated Press.
The story has everything! And by "everything" we mean "astronauts." Just say "astronaut love triangle" out loud. It's been proven by science to be the funniest phrase possible to use in an AP lede.
We never thought this week could top last week for unadulterated wackiness, but it's managing to. Now if Patrick Fitzgerald subpoenas an astronaut...